Bookplate belonging to “Comfort Tiffany”.
From the front endpapers of The Providence Selection of Hymns: Supplementary to Dr. Watts (1820). [Here]
Unused space for travel memoranda.
From p. 98-110 of The Iron and Steel Interests of Chicago, by George W. Cope (1800). [Here]
In Chicago? Check out the forthcoming show FOLDED: Absurd Machines, Novel Topographies, Hybrid Creatures and Impossible Vistas, curated by Krissy Wilson of The Art of Google Books, at The Meadow, in Chicago, IL, between November 5th and 15th.
The hands of two different employees documented in the same text.
From the front matter of The Gentleman Farmer, by Lord Henry Home Kames (1776). [Here]
Wrinkled, textured boards.
From the front and rear cover of Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs, by James Anderson (1787). [Here]
Unknown; colored endpapers?
From the front matter of The Odyssey, v. 1, by Homerus, trans. Alexander Pope, ed. Gilbert Wakefield (1796). [Here]
Autocorrected fingers of digitization employee, with filters and page-turning motion.
From p. 231 (?) of Glitter and Gold, by Horace Field (1872). [Here]
Medical diagrams left folded through digitization, creating some mutant, multi- or non-functioning organs.
From various pages of The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year MDCC, Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads, v. 3, ed. John Lowthorp (1749). [Here]
For more like this, check out the forthcoming show FOLDED: Absurd Machines, Novel Topographies, Hybrid Creatures and Impossible Vistas, curated by Krissy Wilson of The Art of Google Books, at The Meadow, in Chicago, IL, between November 5th and 15th.
Rear cover, with pencil scrawl.
From Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet, by Carlo Collodi (1914). [Here]
Red plate misaligned in color printing.
From various pages of The Easy Road to Reading, by Carrie Josephine Smith (1917). [Here]
Map left folded through digitization.
From the front matter of Chicago and the Great Conflagration, by Elias Colbert and Everett Chamberlin (1871). [Here]
Reproduced map of New France (1674) digitized with half in color and half in black and white.
From p. 48 (?) of History of Chicago: Ending with the Year 1857, by Alfred Theodore Andreas (1884). [Here]
Open, pasted-in envelope.
From the front matter of Bow-Wow and Mew-Mew, by Georgiana Marion Craik (1914). [Here]
The shape of the book sitting next to this one was preserved by sun damage.
From the back cover of On the Structure of Lavas which have Consolidated on Steep Slopes, by Sir Charles Lyell (1859). [Here]
A book frequently circulated in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s (and from 1814!).
From the back matter of Geography Made Easy, by Jedidiah Morse (1814). [Here]